Lect+4+08 - Lecture 4 Goals Suggestions for studying the...

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Lecture 4 Goals Suggestions for studying the Oxtoby text A plain language understanding of ideal gas behavior A plain language understanding of molecular(atomic) translational motion in an ideal gas Maxwell-Boltzman distribution function for speed and velocity of molecules in an ideal gas at thermal equilibrium The translational motion of the gas molecules modelled by classical mechanics
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Suggestions for studying Oxtoby The material is not set up to be understood by simply reading the text. Working problem is a key part of the learning process!! Fly Fishing, Golf analogies When you start studying new material, check out the type of material covered in the assigned chapter by looking over the section titles and the figures Next make notes or mark the important points in a section. Work through each step for the examples presented in the text As a third step. Work some of the problems in the back of the chapter to be sure you understand the concepts. Move on to the next section(s). After a day or so has
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